Ginger

Do you know that ginger Originated from china?

Ginger is the underground rhizome of the ginger plant which has a firm and striped texture. It is native to Southern China and in the same botanical family as turmeric. The flesh of ginger may be yellow, white or red in color, depending on the variety. You could buy it for use in its dried, powdered or its natural root form. It is covered with a brownish skin that could either be thick or thin, depending on the period the plant was harvested, I.e. if it was mature or young. Ginger is a herb but mostly recognized as a spice
Health Benefits

  1. Ginger contains phenolic compounds that are known to help relieve gastrointestinal irritation and resolve digestive issues
  2. Chewing raw ginger or drinking ginger tea is a common home remedy for nausea during pregnancy and cancer treatment.
  3. Ginger has been used for centuries to reduce inflammation and treat inflammatory conditions as a result of its potent anti-inflammatory content called gingerols.
  4. Ginger has been said to aid relief from headache, diabetes, cold sweating, flatulence, muscle pain, sore throat and even normalize blood pressure
  5. Ginger is also said to be an immune booster because when consumed, it induces sweat and sweat contains a potent germ-fighting agent that may help fight off infections.
  6. Ginger also contains some vitamins and minerals that the body benefits from when consumed:

Carbohydrate – 17.77 g
Dietary Fiber – 2 g
Protein – 1.82 g
Dietary Fiber – 2 g
Sugars – 1.7 g
Sodium – 13 mg
Vitamin B6 – 0.16 mg
Calcium – 16 mg
Iron – 0.6 mg
Vitamin C – 5 mg
Potassium – 415 mg
Magnesium – 43 mg

Health Risks

Too much of anything, they say, is dangerous. Please consult your doctor to approve your consumption of ginger. Asides that, if you do not have any ginger allergies or exceed the recommended daily consumption of 4g, then you’re good to go!

Facts on Fruits: Health Benefits of Ginger

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